Ghost of a Fallen Empire

by Youth Forgotten

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released 30 January 2014

Matt Brewer - Lead Guitar
Jim Lamarca - Bass
JC koszewski - Vocals
Rob Walters - Drums
Aaron Salo - Guitar

Recorded @RobArnoldWorld
Produced, Mixed and Mastered by Rob Arnold

Artwork/Logo by Gregory Martinis
Concept by Rob Walters & JC Koszewski

Gang Vocals by Steve Rauckhorst, Jeb Holder, Aaron Salo, Ryan Forman, Ed Battes, Derek Miller, Jim LaMarca, Matt Brewer, Tommy "Tkilla" Hogarth

All Press contact Dave@earsplitcompound.com

All Photography by Ed Bates @ setTab Photography

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Youth Forgotten Cleveland, Ohio

While overall retaining dark hardcore/metal outfit tactics to spread their message, an influx of thrash metal dynamics and streetpunk energy coalesce in fueling YOUTH FORGOTTEN. Genre boundaries and inner-scene platforms are eradicated as this quintet dispatches song after song of energized, enraged fury, while lyrically the outfit speaks from an equally grounded, forward-thinking mentality. ... more

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Track Name: Anthem
How can you stand there and sing along?
When you have no knowledge of why you belong
Cause this style of music has to turned to shit!
Consume these bright lights and chuggy riffs
The scene of today it makes me sick
The kids of the jones's are doing spin kicks
This music lacks all personality
This Hardcore Life
A doomed prosperity

WHAT THE FUCK IS UP WITH THE SCENE TODAY?
The Children are never raised on the yesterday...
Tortured souls that paved the way
We are the forgotten youth of the last century

As if they were sheep we heard them along
Forget the album just sell em a song
The scene of today at the mercy of the cliques
"Dude this bands breakdowns are pretty sick"
The scene of today come and get your fix
The kids of the jones's are doing spin kicks
This music lacks all personality
This Hardcore Life
A doomed prosperity

WHAT THE FUCK IS UP WITH THE SCENE TODAY?
The Children are never raised on the yesterday...
Tortured souls that paved the way
We are the forgotten youth of the last century

These shows are just like church to me
but you see there is so much disease
I wish that the youth coming up would wake up and see
They need to save this dying scene
Track Name: Revolution for Nothing
Break free from these chains of this false hope conflicted lie
A mans endless search for triumph through its peers eyes
What can we all do?
To escape this immoral demise
Knowledge we all seek
For judgement of faith in only one mans eyes...

Is this a plague or revolution?
A million blood soaked tears have been shed for nothing
Are these "angels" even fucking there?

Save me from this broken path this fable bares no weight
"Greatest story ever told" Its forever felt so fake
Your god leads you to holy water
He dangles you from a stick
For the oasis isnt real
In fact, its blind faith

Is this a plague or revolution?
A million blood soaked tears have been shed for nothing
Are these "angels" even fucking there?

Feel the beat of your life in his hands
He only knows what happens next....
Track Name: Take Control
I died so many times inside its not ok
Calculate my loss
What went wrong?
Gamble anything to feel alive again
All hopes been lost
There's No Control!!! No Control!!!!

It feels as if a disease has spread into my soul
Grasping for anything I have to gain control

The story we can tell in the ruins of our hell
This is the mess that I've become and I'm done
I will not feel this hate anymore
Bless the day in front of you
Rise on up lets take control

Blessed beauty save me from the mess that I've become
It was the world around me and with out you I am done
I am done!

But...
In my dreams
In the clouds
I see you
Your there!!!

The story we can tell in the ruins of our hell
This is the mess that I've become and I'm done
I will not feel this hate anymore
Bless the day in front of you
Rise on up lets take control
Track Name: The Passion
As I peal another layer of skin I find I don't like whats within
A parasitic stressful tone
Total mess all my own
This downward spiral of despair
Is long road going anywhere?
Distract me from the prize
Destroy everything left inside

Too many times I've sold my soul
Nothing left, I feel so cold

Eat my heart to the core
It beats no longer anymore
I wear these scars like a crown of thorns
This martyr I've become

Searching through these bloody roots to find what it meant to my youth
Adolescent ignorance guided by my "precious" pride
Now this mess is six feet deep
I am drowning in idols deceit
Betrayed by the ones that we all love
Suffocated by their scum

Too many times I've sold my soul
Nothing left, I feel so cold

Eat my heart to the core
It beats no longer anymore
I wear these scars like a crown of thorns
This martyr I've become

This ignorant deception of deceit guide me no longer
You can tare apart who I am
But you cannot destroy my passion
You cannot take my pride

You cannot destroy my passion
And you cannot take my pride!

This deadly sin has guide me through my hell
My waking dream
This nightmare from above
Track Name: Moral Soul
In the shallow part of my mind
I wonder if I am even alive
or just a replicant of a past life
A ghost lost, lost in time
Sickened by the man I despise
How do I even hold onto what once was?
I stare into the light and the whole world lost its sound

Open the mouth of heaven a rapture of temptation

As if its a dream with every lie I witness life crumbling
Just as I come into who I am
The devil of temptation rides again
Just before my fall the falure
Blinded by deceit
Cut on the alter
Desperate and broken
I am fighting to hold on
To not loose track of who I am

Open the mouth of heaven a rapture of temptation
That eats away...
The moral soul...
Eats away...
What keeps us whole

How can it be that I sacrifice who I am
Just to be the idols deception
Burn out destroy a reputation
How can anybody get behind something so transparent and blind
I see through the curtain behind your stage
Who you are...
What you became....

Open the mouth of heaven a rapture of temptation
That eats away...
The moral soul...
Eats away...
What keeps us whole

The fingertips of guilt squeezing the pit in your heart

Break free from your jaded past
Try to live to fight another day
They will not last
Time will expose them of their shame

Never give in
Never sell yourself out!!!
Track Name: Unite The City
A thousand years of regret I've lived
Being punished for a past I'd rather forget
And I'm fighting to hold on
An idea fading out of sight

Brothers forged in the flames of damnation
We are sands of time and it shows
And we have lived through these plagued years
For far far too long
We are brothers forged in the flames of damnation

As we loose formation
A blinding glow from the heavens above
We need to find some solace
We need to go back to where we came from

Brothers forged in the flames of damnation
We are sands of time and it shows
And we have lived through these plagued years
For far far too long
And it shows....

I'm too tired to look behind
The meaning its shallow
Its hard to find
Its passive aggressive instead of art
And now no one speaks from the heart

Unite The City
Unite The City
Unite The City
Unite The City

And still we share these times lost like kids
And still we feel like home
No matter the scars we share
Or the friends we care to bare we are one

Now lets Unite
Unite This City!!!
Track Name: Proposed Exsistence
Time will tell us if we are human
Proposed example is not true at its core
Whats lost has been stolen
Im left here with nothing and I cannot take it anymore

On my shoulders this burden you left me
Out in the cold no sign of life

Drain the life from me
Take a step back and see
This world is not for me

Proposed Existence
Proposed Existence

Its happened before it will happen again
Just before my hands held high
The protagonist spits into my eyes
Mocks my pride and tears down the resistance
The path burned down...

History will never show us our failures
Value of friendship the stories been told
Scars of tomorrow
These wounds never heal
Id rather die than sell my soul

Id rather die
Die than betray my friends

Drain the life from me
Take a step back and see
This world is not for me

Proposed Existence
Proposed Existence

Its happened before it will happen again
Just before my hands held high
The protagonist spits into my eyes
Mocks my pride and tears down the resistance
The path burned down...

Loyal to those loyal to you
Look around where the fuck are you?
A lifetime away from the man you used to pretend to be to me
I see right through the truth you spin
No longer blinded by your lies
Face the truth deep within
Let go of this firestorm...
Track Name: Nobody Cares
As I walk this lonely road alone
Try to prove my patience
And it seems like such a waste of time to continue on this path

Cause...
Nobody Cares
Nobody Cares
No matter how hard I try still nobody cares
Nobody Cares
Nobody Cares
No matter how hard I try still nobody cares

Kicking me on the fucking floor
Can I take this anymore?
My blind endurance guiding me
In this endless struggle

I still paint the face of disgrace
Absent of any color
Just to fuel the fire that still burns inside
A storm like no other

Spent my life in solitude
This crowded room so lonely
Sanctuary for the lost
This sacrifice so holy

Cause...
Nobody Cares
Nobody Cares
No matter how hard I try still nobody cares
Nobody Cares
Nobody Cares
No matter how hard I try still nobody cares

I still paint the face of disgrace
Absent of any color
Just to fuel the fire that still burns inside
A storm like no other

This unhealthy transition
From a dying world
This sorrow ends today
Your future starts right now!!!

I take pride that I will not end up like you
A fallen persona of a forgotten past
I can only hope to give this world something to believe in
But Nobody Cares....